jknightsmithR-code setbacks - pergola vs patios
4 February 2016
Yes you are correct. Patios and pergolas are treated differently. I think if the roof is impervious, the rules are more strict. But if you want a definitive response…
StructuralBIMGuySkillion roof design / rhs spans
17 January 2016
Hi Ondimonky The councils Building Department requires certified structural drawings to be submitted BTW if you want initial comments or assistance it is easier if you…
stage15 dahliaOutdoor Extension Tables - Melbourne
29 November 2015
Has anyone seen an outdoor 4 seater table that extends to 6-8 seater in Melbourne? Ikea has one but I would like something different. Plenty of 6 to 8-12 seaters around.…
becobiTravertine Tiles - water based or solvent based sealers?
12 November 2015
I know this is an old post but I would love to know what you ended up doing? i am in this same dilemma at the moment..
bashworthTimber Span for Pergola 7.3mtrs to much?
22 October 2015
For a single span the limit is around 5.5m You might find this link useful: http://www.finlayson.com.au/downloads/p ... _final.pdf
Saint MikeIs this quote for timber fence a rip off?
7 October 2015
Rule 1 - always get 3 quotes. But - its hard to comment without knowing what the fence is like. It sounds high for a simple wooden fence. Are you only paying half ?
MnTAlfresco - Retractable louvre roof ('vergola') Vs Skylight?
22 September 2015
It was a while ago now probably 7 years ago. It was a decent size with a gable, we were quoted supply & install $21k but my husband ended up installing it himself so…
ChrisandPollydecking ideas - keep spa or remove?
20 September 2015
Hi everyone, This is my 1st post to the forum, and I must say there is a wealth of knowledge here! My wife and I have bought a new house and there is an in ground spa…
Another Verandah question - quotes + drainage (roof slope)
The person who suggested the first option has no idea and would lead to a visual bad and hydraulically bad design. The suggested Stratco method is exactly right. I would…
Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering
Rear infill options are usually: - Polycarb sheeting horizontally in Corro - Twinwall Polycarb - FC sheeting The first 2 are the best due to light transmission with the…
bashworthRetaining Wall - Who is responsible?
7 July 2015
There is a guide at this link http://www.anewhouse.com.au/2012/06/ret ... -fairness/
crash76Help on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence.
24 June 2015
HI, I am after some advice and guidance on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence. I am wanting to use large posts such as 150 x 150 or 200 x 200, and have a mini…